I am a firm believer that everyone has a different level of resilience depending on their own coping skills, family dynamics, and personal experience. However, a person's race, spirituality, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and community/environment have immense effects on how well we can tolerate stress. In our current social climate, it has become increasingly important for all mental health counselors to consider how these different factors are affecting clients. These stressful parts of our lives make it much more difficult to cope with stress, leading to changes in our mental health. This could mean depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders, suicidal thinking, self-harm, etc. My goal is to always meet my clients where they are at, meaning I want to help you reach your goals by providing a safe space to be heard, teaching healthier coping strategies, and allowing you to guide our journey together.